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Category: Senior Care

Common Hospice Myths and the Facts

If you knew that a much better quality of life could be achieved for someone you care about, you would not think twice about exploring that option. Yet one of the most beneficial kinds of care – hospice care – is one that family members shy away from, because of many different misperceptions. When you […]

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Create a Daily Routine for Seniors You Love

Life, especially during the pandemic, can be full of uncertainty. For older adults who are feeling less in control of particular parts of life, such as losing cognitive or physical functioning, concentrating on what can be controlled is empowering.

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Don’t Use Elderspeak to Talk to Seniors

Watch what occurs at your next family get together when a new mom places her infant in someone’s arms. The person is likely to shift automatically into baby mode: a high-pitched, sing-song voice, overly-simplified speech, and exaggerated facial expressions. Of course, this is quite normal and actually good for an infant’s growing brain.

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Why It’s Important to Build Senior Strength Post-Pandemic

While we are finally working our way towards the end of the pandemic, we’re learning more on how it has affected older adults – both emotionally and physically. We all know older adults have been at a higher risk of serious issues and death due to the COVID-19 virus, but the impact of 15 months […]

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Latinos and a Potentially Unique Progression of Dementia

A new study sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association is uncovering some unexpected findings in how dementia may progress differently in Hispanic people. While further investigation is required to completely understand whether these differences are the consequence of social/cultural nuances or perhaps the dementia itself, it’s valuable information for Latino families to understand.

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